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Sugar free and lite products

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allegretto Fri 23-Dec-16 18:06:38

I hate them and never buy them. DH is always accidentally buying them because they look very similar to the real thing and he doesn't read the bloody labels Really looking forward to a nice G and T and the tonic is aspartame- filled diet tonic sad. Surely tonic water is fat-free enough?! AIBU TO LTB?

ChickyDuck Fri 23-Dec-16 18:16:09

Fat free but not sugar free, and surprisingly calorific! I guess it depends on how you feel about sugar vs. artificial substitutes.

Perp Fri 23-Dec-16 18:21:33

Sugar is sugar - bad for you but relatively natural at least.
'Diet' products are basically full of toxic shit and chemicals!

ChickyDuck Fri 23-Dec-16 18:27:32

I would add that being concerned about "chemicals" in general is rather silly (although of course you may choose to avoid specific ones which may pose certain risks). If not you would have to worry about your morning glass of dihydrogen oxide, the ethanoic acid you use to dress your salad, and the sodium chloride you use for seasoning.

lovelearning Fri 23-Dec-16 18:30:13

they look very similar to the real thing and he doesn't read the bloody labels

In your husband's defence, it's an easy mistake to make.

Manufacturers need to make their labels clearer.

SUGAR-FREE in big bold lettering, please.


allegretto Fri 23-Dec-16 18:30:45

I'm not against chemicals which would be ridiculous but I don't like aspartame and I can taste mono sodium glutamate- which he also bought by mistake!

lovelearning Fri 23-Dec-16 18:33:16

mono sodium glutamate- which he also bought by mistake! shock

OnTheUp13 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:33:29

LTB and replace his beers with alcohol free ones

HerBluebiro Fri 23-Dec-16 18:38:24

I quite like the fever tree naturally light tonic water. But it looks very similar to their Mediterranean tonic water (no quinine). So sometimes but the wrong one - more sugar and no bitterness. It is just wrong

allegretto Fri 23-Dec-16 18:45:24

Ontheup- he doesn't really drink so maybe I should just slip him some alcohol!

OnTheUp13 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:54:26

@allegretto maybe pretend to spike him. wink

Topseyt Fri 23-Dec-16 19:20:34

I just don't like diet and lite products, so never buy them.

allegretto Fri 23-Dec-16 20:05:21

Neither do I Topseyt!

OopsDearyMe Fri 23-Dec-16 20:19:23

Aspertame is the devils creation!!!

DonutParade Fri 23-Dec-16 21:12:51

I hate the taste and have the arse to prove it

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